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Belfast Waterfront is an award-winning, purpose-built conference, arts and entertainment centre.
Opened in January 1997 Belfast Waterfront quickly took its place in Belfast’s cultural and commercial landscape and indeed as an international standard venue for arts/entertainment and conferences.
Belfast Waterfront offers an extensive range of entertainment, conference and meeting facilities, right in the heart of Belfast. The two performance spaces seat up to 2247 and 380 respectively.
The venue also houses exhibition space for visual arts, bars, a restaurant and a Gift Shop.
Attracting audiences and delegates from both home and overseas, the Waterfront has hosted many major international artistes including James Galway, Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, Tony Bennett, Tom Jones and Robbie Williams. Other entertainment events cover the whole spectrum of the arts, from classical music and opera to stand up comedy.
The venue has also played host to the World Irish Dance Championships and in 2013 was chosen as the venue for US President Barack Obama's speech prior to the G8 Summit held in County Fermanagh.
A community outreach programme ensures access to the venue is available to all, through a diverse range of events and workshops.
Now very much a landmark for the city, the venue was the catalyst for other commercial developments at Lanyon Place, and is itself currently undergoing a major redevelopment, adding an additional 4000 square metres of conference, banqueting and exhibition facilities by 2016.
Full details of all events are detailed on the venue website (www.waterfront.co.uk) and a listings guide – Front Row - is available from box office or by post directly from the Waterfront.